The value of trees
“Destruction of rainforests is responsible for a quarter of all greenhouse gas emissions”
Encouraging tropical countries to slow deforestation will help prevent drastic climate change. It also makes sense economically.
Page 24. 15 April 2006 New Scientist
Every hectare of rainforest contains around 200 tonnes of carbon, most of which is released into the atmosphere if forests are razed.
Greenhouse gases mix freely in the atmosphere.